On Sunday I took a picturesque drive to Sharon, MA for a toddler & family shoot. Mr. Colin is turning the big single digit soon, so a coworker of mine asked if I could come take some photos of her grandson and his parents during their visit from New York. I was more than happy to do it!
While I’ve been taking photos of my cousin Noah for his entire life (5 years), this was my first formal toddler shoot, and so there were a few lessons learned:
1. Balloons pop & baskets tip over. Have a back up plan. (Bubbles! Why didn’t I think of that?)
2. Re: baskets tipping over – rig the basket from behind so that it doesn’t tip if the child leans.
3. At least try not to laugh when the basket tips over. (I am such a terrible person)
4. Put something cute on the camera lens or body, there’s definitely something about a person there putting a camera up to their face constantly that is off-putting to little ones. I can’t blame them!
Despite some foibles on my part, we had a great shoot in the homey comfort of grandma’s backyard.
What a cute little guy & beautiful family!